Grizzly Family Update

April 6- April 9, 2021

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We hope that everyone was able to recharge over the long holiday weekend. After last week's uncertainty, we are very happy to be back at school for the next four days before Spring Break next week.

On Tuesday, April 6th we will recognize World Autism Day by "lighting it up blue" (wear blue) in support of Autism awareness. All last week, students learned more about Autism and some of the very famous and influential people who have ASD. On Tuesday, each student will be given a puzzle piece to decorate, showing their differences and individuality. These pieces will be combined to become part of a larger piece in our front entrance.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring planter fundraiser, cupcake orders and Easter Egg hunt! All of your contributions are so appreciated and go a long way toward helping different initiatives within the school.

The volleyball challenge continues for our 7/8 students. This week Glenburnie will play GREC and Joyceville. Keep up the great work!

This Week:

Monday, April 5:

-Easter Monday (no school)

Tuesday, April 6: (Day 3)

-Light it up blue for Autism Awareness (wear blue)

- Game of Zones

-Volleyball intramurals second recess (7/8)

-School Advisory Committee meeting (virtual) 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 7: (Day 4)

Thursday, April 8: (Day 5)

-Volleyball intramurals second recess (7/8)

Friday, April 9: (Day 1)

Coming Up:

April 12-16th:

New "March Break" Dates

April 12th - Ramadan (Until May 11 sundown)

May 7th

Spring Planter Pick-Up Day

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Maltby Centre, Autism Services - Workshops for Parents

Maltby Centre is now offering a series of online workshops for parents and caregivers! These workshops are designed to help parents understand concepts related to Applied Behaviour Analysis, access resources, and increase overall parent capacity.

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Spring Break "Terry" Activities

Glenburnie Public School is excited to share the Terry Fox Foundation's Spring Break "Terry" Activities to help you keep your kids busy and inspired on break. You'll find loads of stuff to do including word puzzles, colouring pages, a scavenger hunt and even a reading of "Terry Fox and Me" by Fred Fox. Stay safe and have fun! #tryliketerry

Asymptomatic Testing for Staff and Students

As part of the Ministry of Education’s enhanced COVID-19 school protocols, school boards are required to offer voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to students, staff and bus drivers.

Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Please ensure you use the online booking link provided below, or, if you are booking by telephone, indicate you are a Limestone student or staff member at time of booking. Walk-ins are not permitted. Testing of asymptomatic family members is also not permitted under this program.

  • Kingston Assessment Centre (KHSC) or 613.548.2376. Appointments are available from 4-4:30 p.m. daily. Should there be no registrations, or insufficient registrations, scheduled by 10 a.m. the same day, testing will be cancelled for that day. Staff will be invited to reschedule on a different testing day.
  • Napanee Assessment Centre (LACGH) or 613.354.8254. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily via drive-thru.

Students may continue to attend school while awaiting asymptomatic test results provided they pass the daily COVID-19 screening.

Addressing Anti-Asiam Racism in Limestone

The Limestone District School Board is working with staff and students to provide resources and other supports to confront anti-Asian racism as part of its ongoing efforts to create safe, welcoming and identity-affirming spaces for everyone.

Please Screen Every Day Before School

Effective immediately:

1. Students and staff with any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19, even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:

  • They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or
  • It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.

2. Students and staff are now required to stay home from school or child care if anyone in their household has new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, and has been recommended for isolation and testing. All asymptomatic household contacts of those with symptoms are required to quarantine until the symptomatic household member:

  • receives a negative COVID-19 test result, or
  • receives an alternative diagnosis by a health-care professional

If the symptomatic individual tests positive for COVID-19, or is not tested, and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health-care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset. All household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual (a total of 24 days if the symptomatic individual is not able to effectively self isolate from other members of the household).

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School Mental Health Ontario - For Families

Kindergaten September 2021 Registration Now Open! #SeeYourselfInLimestone

Spread the word about our amazing Kindergarten program and team at Glenburnie Public School! We offer a full day of learning for four- and five-year-olds over a two year period in English! (Please note, the child must be 4 or 5 by the end of December!)

Our Kindergarten program aims to nurture the whole child. In our Kindergarten classroom, a teacher and an early childhood educator work together as a team. This partnership helps to create a nurturing learning environment; giving every student the opportunity to learn in the way that is best suited to their individual strengths and needs. You can feel confident your student will be cared for within safe and inclusive environments.

Now is the time to register.

Pick up Nevada tickets and drop off batteries at the same place

Did you know that you can purchase Nevada tickets to support GPS? They can be purchased at the Centex Gas Station - Glenburnie Convenience (2408 Perth Road). Alkaline batteries can also be dropped off there for recycling. A big thank you to Centex for helping us! Prizes are awarded to schools that participate and the battery program supports Sick Kids Hospital.

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Attention Parents!

Our fabulous parent council is looking for new members! If you would like to be a part of this great team, please consider attending the next virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00pm to learn more about getting involved! You don't even need to leave the comfort of your home to attend. If you have questions, ideas or would like information on how to join the virtual meeting, please email:

You also can follow us on Facebook at:

or on Twitter at @GPScouncil

We would love to see you there!!

Virtual Learners

If you have any questions or concerns with the virtual learning process, please let us know. There is a Facebook group for virtual learning families that can be accessed at:

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Glenburnie Public School is proud to participate in Charitable Gaming through Community Spirit Gaming. This ongoing financial support allows us to offer much needed programs and services. When we come together, we make things possible for our community.